How To Know When It’s Time To Replace Your Roof
We are Owens Corning certified preferred roofers and we are here to help you replace your roof as soon as it shows signs that it’s nearing the end of its lifespan. Failing to replace the roof in a timely manner can lead to more extensive issues, including water damage. Unfortunately, though, many people are unsure of what these signs are. Here are a few of the things to carefully look for when determining whether your roof should be replaced.
The Age of the Roof
Different roofing materials have a different lifespan. It’s important to understand how long your roofing materials should last. For example, most shingle roofs last about 20 to 30 years. If your roofing material is within five years of its estimated lifespan, begin routinely inspecting your roof and look for signs that the end is near. If your roof is over its estimated age, it may be the ideal time to shop for a new roof.
The Underside of the Roof
Another way you can tell it’s time to replace your roof is by looking at its underside. If you have an attic or an upper crawl space, go to that space and look up. When you do, you’re looking at the underside of your roof. If you can see sunlight peeking through, there are gaps or holes in your roof that need to be repaired, or your roof needs to be replaced. If you see water staining on the underside of your roof, water is seeping in and your roof likely needs to be replaced.
The Overall Condition of the Roof
Another way to check the overall condition of your roof is to take a walk around the exterior of your home, looking up as you do. As you walk, look for signs of missing, curling or cracked shingles or tiles. This can be a key indicator that your roof is not looking so great and is due to be replaced.
Algae or Plant Growth on the Roof
The last thing that you want to look for on your roof is algae or plant growth. Neither algae nor plants should be growing on or sprouting from your roof. This is a sign that your roof is retaining moisture and needs to be either repaired or replaced, depending on how widespread the issue is, and the current age and condition of your roof.
Here at Quality Craftsmen, we specialize in roofing and home renovations in the greater East Cobb area. If your roof is showing signs that it’s time to be replaced, you can trust us to carefully inspect and replace your roof. We are Top of The Roof Certified and an Owens Corning certified preferred contractor, so you can rest assured you are hiring a great roofing company. Reach out to us today to schedule your appointment.